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Goldlys Tasting Notes

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Belgium, World Whiskies & Spirits

Goldlys Belgium Double Still Whisky 40%

Tasted: May 2011

Column and Pot Still, aged for at least 3 years in bourbon casks

It smells like a blend……. And a heavily caramelised one at that. There is some toffee’d malt along with hints of almonds from the wood and some high toned, grain like esters, but the caramel whether natural or artificial rather ruins it.

It really tastes young. There are plenty of ‘off the still’ cereal notes along with some marc like spices and nutty wood notes, but again the caramel flattens it. I think without it it would be reasonably pleasant.

Goldys 12 year old Belgium Double Still 43.7%

Sherry Finished/ Cask 2600/ Tasted: Apr 2015

A nose of perfumed, soapy rose and herbal sherry. Very soft and lightly oiled with hints of caramel and toffee. A little confected but some sweet grain-like notes inject a little vibrancy.

The palate opens with the caramel and toffee, but it displays more of the ‘grainy’ spirit notes along with some lightly herbal rye-like notes. Quite oily and surprisingly immature with a touch of sherried dried fruit on the finish. In all fairness it tastes like a relatively young blend.